The illustrations, or para(llel
)text, of A maior flor do mundo
Despite Ida's submission to marital union linking North and South at the end, Reynolds resists reading the narrative as a reductive scenario of capitulation and submission, in part because of the complex relation between Romance (southern) and Anglo-Saxon (northern) diction in the verse, in part because of the plot's distant para llel
to contemporaneous Welsh riots led by "Rebecca"--a man dressed as a woman--that resulted in negotiation and redress of grievances rather than iron domination and suppression (the policy the Prince's father recommends).
Whatever the validity of these particular differences, which must also be weighed against Kahn's view that the nominal sentence is insignificant, they, too, para llel
the linguistic history of eucharistic debate that the Renaissance inherits and Reformation debate regarding the Eucharist itself.